Monday, September 28, 2015

Love Inspired and Lion Brand Yarn Review

Disclosure: I received two Love Inspired books and a skein of Lion Brand Yarn for free in order to facilitate my review, along with information. The opinions expressed are my own.

The best times that I had in my late teen and early adult years were spending time with my best friend Roseann, my maternal grandmother, my Aunt Helen, and my Mom. Roseann and I taught ourselves how to do multiple stitchery crafts, and we started learning to crochet then, too. Mom taught me how to crochet, Aunt Helen would teach me how to crochet the last stitch at the end of a line, and Grandmommy would help me roll skeins of yarn. Roseann and I would spend time crocheting at her house and watch tv with her family while our boyfriends were at work in the evenings.  I have had good times connected with yarn! So when I was given the opportunity to work on this campaign, I couldn't wait to sign up!

This review has two products in it: the Lion Brand Yarn and the Love Inspired series of books!
I like this brand of yarn, and I had not worked with it prior to this project. It's soft and easy to work with. I tend to single crochet,  and that's what I'm doing with the yarn, slowly making a neck scarf for the winter. I love the color and it's name "Great Smoky Mountain". It makes me think of the mountains in North Carolina and of vacations to there! I recommend this yarn for knitting and crocheting!  I think that the only person that I mentioned the yarn to was my friend Karen at work.  The Love Inspired books are very good! I received "The Rancher's Second Chance" by Brenda Minton and "The Amish Bride" by Emma Miller.  Brenda's book is part of the "Martin's Crossing " series, and Emma's book is part of the "Lancaster Courtships- Book 1".

I like that the Love Inspired series are clean!  I know that when I read their books, I don't have to worry about seeing cuss words or explicit language. There's romance, inspiration, and excitement in the books, but it's written in a clean way! My favorite book of the two was "The Rancher's Second Chance".  I've always had a soft spot for cowboys in romance books for some reason or another! :o) Grace Thomas was pregnant and of course scared, and she knew that the rancher Brody Martin was a dependable sort of guy. He's there for her, and no mater what, he'll support her, even though it's not his baby.  I'm not giving away anymore of the book.
I do want to tell you that 6 new full-length inspirational reads come out each month from Love Inspired. You can find them at Walmart! About the yarn... you can also purchase it at Walmart in their yarn section, back in the crafts area!

For more information go to: the contest  !!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Signed Sealed Delivered Movie on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries TONIGHT!

Disclosure: I was given the information to share with my readers from Grace Hill Media, and I was given the opportunity to review the movie prior to it being shown to the public. The opinions expressed were my own!

I know that it is such short notice, but I wanted to make sure that you were aware of a new "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" series movie on tonight! It is the third in four "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" movies produced this year. (To be honest, it is the first one that I've viewed, but I don't get the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel with my U-Verse packet! I am so bummed! But anyhow...)
 The new one tonight called "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told" airs at 9pm EST/PST, 8C on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. You will need to check your local cable provider to see if you get  the channel.

In the 2 hour event tonight, Gregory Harrison will be guest-starring. He's from "Trapper John M.D. " and "One Tree Hill".  He accompanies the cast of POstables: Eric Mabius ("Ugly Betty"), Kristin Booth ("Orphan Black"), Crystal Lowe ("Smallville"), and Geoff Gustafson ("Primeval: New World"). The POstables are on a mission to uncover the truth from a war torn letter about a soldier missing in action while Oliver gets an unexpected visit from his estranged father (Gregory Harrison) that shakes him to his core. I can't go into the story too much without giving it away and it's an awesome movie! I loved it, to be quite honest!

From the press release: " Martha Williamson has masterfully intertwined poignant themes of family, love, war and faith, taking viewers on a compelling journey oversea and back, all while staying connected to the heart," said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President , Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. "Our exceptionally talented cast and special guest star  Gregory Harrison deliver an unforgettable story not to be missed."

The next movie in the series will air Sunday October 4th at 9pm ET/PT, 8 C on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.